Chicago Fire vs Atlanta United FC Prediction, 9/27/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Fire vs Atlanta United FC
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+101) Atlanta (+268)
Soldier Field is the site where Emerson Hyndman and Atlanta United (4-2-7, 9th in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Chicago Fire (3-3-7, 11th in the Eastern Conference) on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire and Brad Guzan for Atlanta United. The Fire are priced at +101 while the 5 Stripes are at +268. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Chicago controls possession for 49.5% of matches while they dribble successfully 64.7% of the time (5th in the league). They have attempted 183 shots at their opponents goal with 57 of them being on target, which comes out to a 31.1% shots on target percentage. The Fire as a team have earned 16 goals on the season, which is currently 16th in the league. Their players have received 4,904 passes on 5,648 attempts so far this season, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 86.8%.
Robert Beric is a player who can be a difference maker for the Fire. Beric has been a starter in 132 contests during his MLS career and he accounts for 0.55 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Slovenia has earned 71 goals scored (20th among active MLS players) in 11,723 mins played. He has accounted for 15 assists while accumulating 17 yellow cards in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Alvaro Medran, the midfielder who was born in Spain. Medran has totaled 6,116 mins in 65 career starting assignments and has been given 25 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 3 times in his career while he has scored 13 goals. He averages 0.19 G/90 in his MLS career (131st among active MLS players).
The man who will protect the net for Chicago is Bobby Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth (72-41-89 mark in his career) has tallied 47 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 23.5% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from the United States has had 925 shots attempted against him in 200 career starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.58 (317 goals conceded) and his save % is .662. Shuttleworth has been on the pitch for a total of 18,110 minutes and has tallied 612 stops thus far in his career.
The 5 Stripes have had success dribbling 63.8% of the time so far this season while accumulating 13 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 89.2% while controlling possession of the ball 57.5% of the time. Atlanta has totaled 6,771 targets so far this year (3rd in MLS) to go along with 6,043 successful received passes. The have hit on 40% of their shots on target on 120 shots.
Emerson Hyndman should provide a lift for Atlanta. He averages 0.16 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 148 matches during his career. The midfielder from the United States has played 5,162 mins while scoring 9 goals (184th among active MLS players). He has accounted for 4 yellow cards during his career and has assisted on a goal 2 times. Make sure to watch out for Adam Jahn, the forward from the United States. He has accounted for 41 goals during his MLS career while helping a teammate on a goal 10 times. Jahn has been handed a total of 17 yellow cards in 9,158 minutes played (95 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.40 (44th among active MLS players).
Brad Guzan will reside in front of the net for the 5 Stripes. So far in his pro soccer career, Guzan has surrendered 492 goals while totaling 1,089 stops in 339 starts. He has surrendered 1.45 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 114-79-147. He sports a save % of .693 and his clean sheet rate is currently 26.5%. Guzan has recorded 90 shutouts while defending 1,571 shots against him in 30,598 career mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta (+268) and under 2.75 goals
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